Montgomery County Light the Night Still Accepting Donations
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Texas Gulf Coast hosted Montgomery County Light The Night 2021 on Sunday, November 7 at Town Green Park in The Woodlands, bringing the community together to celebrate those who are fighting the blood cancers and to honor those we have lost. At the celebration, Heath Melton, a regional president for The Howard Hughes Corporation, was honored for his lifetime personal impact of $1,000,000 raised for Light the Night and recognized as the top individual executive challenge fundraiser in the nation for the second consecutive year.
Melton served as LLS’s Light The Night National Ambassador for 2021. As part of that role, he mentored 75 Corporate Walk Chairs across the country, sharing the strategies and techniques that he has used to successfully lead his fundraising efforts for the organization.
In addition to his work nationally, Melton has been leading by example in Montgomery County for six years. Melton currently serves on the LLS Gulf Coast Region Board of Directors. He has also served as the 2020 Executive Challenge Chair; as an Executive Leadership Committee member; and as the 2018 Light The Night Walk Chair with Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation.
Melton has been among the LLS’s top fundraisers in the country since 2018. For the past two years he has been recognized as the organization’s top individual fundraiser, raising over $310,000 in 2021. Melton’s efforts have been in honor of his mother, Audrey Melton, whom he lost to cancer in 2015.
“I am extremely honored to be recognized for my fundraising efforts, which is fueled by the generosity and support of business partners, friends and family,” said Melton. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is near and dear to my heart, and I am so appreciative of everyone in the community joining together to help support this important mission and cause.”
“Heath has been a guiding light to us at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Jana Bearden, LLS’s Vice President of Campaign Development and Community Initiatives. “His dedication to the LLS mission means so much to the families and patients we serve, and his personal impact of over $1,000,000 through his Light The Night engagement sets him apart as a true leader. We at LLS are very grateful to Heath and The Howard Hughes Corporation for continuing to bring light to the darkness of cancer and setting an example for so many who want to make an impact in this fight.”
The Howard Hughes Corporation has been an active philanthropist in the Greater Houston region, donating and volunteering annually to more than 180 causes of local non-profit organizations through its corporate social responsibility program, HHCares.
“Supporting organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through HHCares is integral to our company’s commitment to community-focused philanthropy, including financial donations and volunteerism,” stated Carman. “Heath Melton exemplifies this commitment and dedication, and we are extremely proud of his achievements in raising funds and awareness in the fight against blood cancers.”
Montgomery County Light The Night is still open for fundraising until the end of the year. For more information about how to donate, please click here.